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The Hot Zone - Richard Preston
The Hot Zone
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A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic... show more
A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of theappearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385495226 (0385495226)
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 422
Edition language: English
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Betsy's Non-Blog
Betsy's Non-Blog rated it
3.0 The Hot Zone
It's been a while since I read this, but I remember it being pretty engrossing.
ken
ken rated it
3.0 The Hot Zone
I have come to think that Ebola is a thoroughly unpleasant experience.
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
3.0 The Hot Zone
„The Hot Zone“ has to be the most terrifying book I have ever read in my entire life. Forget all the horror novels out there and just read the first few chapters of this book about the origins of Ebola and what this virus does to the human body. It scared the bejesus out of me and I simply have the ...
nouveau
nouveau rated it
4.0 The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story
Deserves reputation as competent account of Ebola outbreak of 96, nothing spectacular in style but reader's digest level competency, 4/5
susanw610
susanw610 rated it
I would put this book on the horror shelf but it is a true story. Loved it and I don't usually read non-fiction but I do recommend this book. It is the true story of the ebola virus and how it almost escaped and boy were we lucky. Great read, it stays with you long after you are finished.
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